Storm damage widespread across northeast Mo.

Strong winds damaged the sign outside the Kirksville Regional Airport.

Residents are cleaning up after Tuesday night's round of severe weather.

Starting around 9 p.m. a strong line of severe storms crossed through northeast Missouri and warnings were issued for Putnam, Sullivan, Schuyler, Macon and Adair Counties.

These storms produced winds from 65-80 miles per hour, and a trained storm spotter reported a wind gust of 79 mph in Kirksville.

Assistant City Manager Ashley Young told us the only damage visible in the Kirksville area appears to be broken branches and a damaged sign at the Kirksville Regional Airport.

He gives credit to all the citizens and city employees who helped out.

â??I think the community weathered the storm pretty well. Our emergency personnel were out assisting motorists who were stranded in the flash flooding, which was an issue last night. Public works crews were out barricade streets that had been flooded to assure motorists wouldn't enter those streets,â?? said Young.

Heavy tree damage was reported in La Plata and Memphis, Mo. and several trees were uprooted in Gibbs.

There were also several reports of flash flooding on highways and in rivers across northeast Missouri.